I thought it'd be fun to look at a few popular sites now, and see how they've changed in the last 10 years. I picked several websites that have steadily increased in usability and popularity; Sites that have become a huge part of consumer and popular culture. Here they are as they looked exactly 10 years ago in 2001 and also how they look today.
In a previous post, I highlighted 6 Web Design Trends. I wanted to talk about some techniques that are also showing up lately. Here are some specific design elements currently being used in Web Design.
The Web is constantly changing. This is most evident in the look and design of websites. As the web continues to evolve, there’s a deliberate attempt to merge beautiful design with the most efficient functionality for the user. The design of a site is important since you want to keep your audience’s interest. But having a nice looking site that functions poorly won’t keep them there for long. Confusing your targeted audience is as negative as an out-dated design. Let’s look at 6 specific web design trends that have become increasingly popular in 2011. I feel these trends successfully merge good design and functionality together.
It was released recently that Facebook brought about a "whisper-campaign" against Google, the popular web browser. Apparently the social networking giant hired Burson-Marsteller, a well-known public-relations firm, to offer anti-Google stories to newspapers. They were urged to investigate claims that Google was invading people's privacy through Google’s social network tool, "Social Circle." This tool allows people with Gmail accounts to see information not only about their friends but also about the friends of their friends, which Google calls "secondary connections."